Dr. Douglas R. Smego, MD

Dr. Douglas R. Smego, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery | Male | 65 years old

I like to use visual aids. And I think that pictures and photographs and drawings are an incredible way to teach people and answer their questions. Most people seem to be visual learners - that is, they want to see, they want to understand. And if you show them, say, what a heart valve is, or what the thoracic aorta is, and then take them through a series of steps of what you're going to do to repair, or fix, or replace this diseased organ or part, they understand. And here, understanding and knowledge is what takes away the fear.Read more

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I like to use visual aids. And I think that pictures and photographs and drawings are an incredible way to teach people and answer their questions. Most people seem to be visual learners - that is, they want to see, they want to understand. And if you show them, say, what a heart valve is, or what the thoracic aorta is, and then take them through a series of steps of what you're going to do to repair, or fix, or replace this diseased organ or part, they understand. And here, understanding and knowledge is what takes away the fear.Read more

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Dr. Smego's Care Philosophy

I like to use visual aids. And I think that pictures and photographs and drawings are an incredible way to teach people and answer their questions. Most people seem to be visual learners - that is, they want to see, they want to understand. And if you show them, say, what a heart valve is, or what the thoracic aorta is, and then take them through a series of steps of what you're going to do to repair, or fix, or replace this diseased organ or part, they understand. And here, understanding and knowledge is what takes away the fear.

Dr. Smego's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
  •  Board certified in General Surgery and Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Disease
  • Lung Cancer
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease

Education

  • Medical School
    UMDNJ-- New Jersey Medical School

    Graduated in 1977

  • Internship Hospital
    Ny Hospital Cornell Med Center

    Completed in 1978

  • Residency Hospital
    Ny Hospital Cornell Med Center

    Completed in 1982

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Montefiore Einstein University Hospital
    University Louisville School Med

    Completed in 1983

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Surgery
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Maze Procedure
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure